Do Private Schools Have a Voice in State Government?
Whether you read the news in the newspaper, on your computer, iPad, or Smart Phone, I am sure you are abreast of the budgetary struggles occurring in our state government concerning education funding during this session. As a non-public school, The Shlenker School is not affected by the whims of our state legislators. But do we have a say in what they are proposing — especially if it affects our school? The answer, fortunately, is yes. State government can most definitely have an effect on our funding, our policies, and even our accreditation, and we do have a say. Currently, there are four topics being tossed around before the legislators in
Â· Before and After School Childcare Licensing Exemption
Â· Educational Quality and Diversity
Â· UIL Participation
Â· Accreditation and Equal Treatment
It is extremely important for the Independent schools to stay in front of our legislators and for that reason, an organization called TANS (Texas Association of Non-Public Schools) was founded over thirty years ago. There are District Directors around the state of
As an independent school, we at Shlenker are dependent mostly on tuition and donations to develop our budget. That is why other subsidies such as the Jewish Federation of Houston, Annual Giving, the Soirée, donations, and designated grants are so important to our programs. Tuition drives our ability to provide the remarkable programs and classes that we offer our students every day. Regardless of the actions taken by the state, Shlenker will continue to have small class sizes and outstanding specialists. We will continue to bring the newest and most innovative curriculum and technology to our students as well.
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